Recently I posted a blog called, Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen. I received feedback concerning the use of pesticides on fruit and vegetables and the expense of buying organic.
There are many good reasons why organic produce is more expensive than non-organic. I’ve chosen just a few:
- no chemicals = more labor – conventional farms use chemicals and synthetic pesticides which gets the job done faster. The organic farmers have to hire more help for tasks such as hand weeding.
- demand overwhelms supply -“Retail sales of organic food rose from $3.6 billion in 1997 to $21.1 billion in 2008, according to the USDA, and 58 percent of Americans claim they prefer to eat organic over non-organic food. However, organic farmland….